Posted by: sommecourt | 29/11/2009

Climate Change & CWGC

This November I was alerted to the fact that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has decided to experiment with four cemeteries in Belgium and France, to look at how they might appear if predictions on climate change are correct; lonh periods of drought meaning that maintaining the ‘English Garden’ look might prove impossible. As this is such a fundamental core what these cemeteries and memorial sites are about, it has caused much discussion such as here:

Great War Forum


World War 2 Talk

To say the least, the look of Railway Chateau Cemetery, shown in the above video, is startling for anyone used to the calm serenity of Great War cemeteries. Such a radical change, if it is ever adopted, would change the look and ‘feel’ of these sites forever. More information on CWGC’s own site:



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